Meeting Soomighty, Rowtron and Justin Wong?
Last year I and many other players assumed that we would be able to meet the top players if we travel across the country to Evolution. And I even told my friend that I might ask Soomighty for some advice from him about Magneto. But when I arrived I found that completely immposible. I could not ask him a thing because I did not want to bother him or come off looking like an idiot. Me and other players have had this experience, and we are afraid of being blown off like the notorious Justin Wong fries incident.
Its a very odd experience to be standing in a room and see someone that you have read about for years on SRK and studied their combo movies and have to think "oh wow, that is Soomighty over there with his crew or that is Valle, and have to look away really fast. And I know you are going to flame me for posting this but I’m only being real. Some of these people are heroes to a certain extent, because of their abilities and personality. I and my friends respect Soomighty, because he uses msp and tries to fight in an honorable fight.
Anyway, I guess this problem can be termed as the "Justin’s Fries Complex:lol: wherein you want to approach a top player but cant. But I think this can be easily solved. The top players or personalities as the case may be, could sit in some type of table or area which would be open for questions, advice or just to say “hi I think your great”. Sort of like a meet the players table.
The top players would be happy because they would be able to know when a random person was going to come up, and the public would have greater access to them without resorting to Mcdonalds bribery. The same goes for girl gamers. Last year they were surrounded by their crews/boyfriends. I think I did see one brave soul say hi to Tacochan, even in the face of being possibly killed/maimed by Shady. And I cant forget how on sign ups night I saw a crowd following the girl from Tech TV, at which point she began to walk faster and then run, I assumed, away from them. That isnt right.:lol This situation needs to be addressed.
I think tournaments have always lacked organization in this respect. Srk has always been on the cutting edge of throwing the best tournaments. We wait and save all year to attend, Its the SuperBowl of gaming. And who ever is going to tell me to get a life, look this IS a big part of my life, I have been practicing all year and so have YOU, so stop pretending. Btw, if you doubt that this is the case, I have included a quote posted about this same problem at ECC8.
Well here is my suggestion, I hope the administrators and moderators take it in to consideration.
Ps I will also include a link to a thread that has another very good suggestion, I hope they take in to consideration.